Hire Sail boats, kayaks, SUP boards and more
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Times: 1st hire at 9am, last hire at 3:30pm
All children must be at least 5 years old and must be able to swim.
(Although booking is not essential, we recommend calling us to check equipment availability)
SAILING - We do not take bookings in advance due to changeable weather conditions. Please call us on the day of your hire and we can reserve a boat for you. SAILING EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL, we cannot hire our boats to inexperienced sailors.
Please be aware that sur charges may apply to some cards.
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Laser Pico $75 - 1hr
Hobie Wave (with jib) (14ft) $75 - 1hr
Hobie Getaway (16ft) $95 - 1hr
PADDLE BOARDS - We have a large amount of paddle boards and so there is no need to book (unless you are planning on bringing down a group). You can simply turn up on the day and hire from us.
$30 - 1hr
KAYAKING - We have a large amount of kayaks and so there is no need to book (unless you are planning on bringing down a group). You can simply turn up on the day and hire from us.
Single $25 - 1hr
Double $50 - 1hr
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WINDSURFING - We have a variety of windsurfing equipment available for hire. For safety reasons you can only hire from us if you are an experienced windsurfer. Please call on the day of your hire to reserve your equipment.
$65 - 1hr
$95 - 2hrs
BBQ HIRE - Balmoral beach is a great location for enjoying the water, playing on the beach and chilling with a BBQ. We have 2 webber Cube BBQ's available for hire. Also included in the price is a Gazebo (2x2m) and a Table.
Be aware that you can’t participate in any water sport activity if you can’t swim.
Hire and Drive Licence - HD0403
We hire out our kit 7 days a week: 1st Hire at 9:00am and last hire at 3:30pm. Our staff are on hand to help you rig the kit and launch from the beach.
Call us on (02) 9960 5344
(to hire from us it's on the hr by the hr, please call in the morning to make a booking and confirm weather and equipment availability )
Call us to check the weather and equipment availability. When hiring you will need to provide us with photo ID. You do need to be able to sail confidently when you hire from us.
On arrival at the sailing school you will need to sign in (online form). On completion of the form and after payment our helpful staff will fit you with buoyancy aids and take you down to the beach and your equipment.
The sailing area will be described and shown to you by one of our sailing instructors. You are required for safety reasons to stay in the sailing area.
We will provide rescue cover at all times when any equipment is on the water. We have three rescue boats which will be manned by our instructors and they will also be in direct VHF radio contact with each other as well as our office.
Balmoral Windsurfing & Sailing School Sailing Area
A Line Drawn Spit Bridge Middle Harbour
A line drawn from Eastern end Balmoral to Grotto Point Hunter Bay
Hire Craft are not to go outside this area.
What should I wear?
Nylon shorts and ratchet tops for guys and bikinis or bathers for ladies as you may fall in and get wet! You should bring a dry change of clothes to get into afterwards and a towel.
Is it difficult to stand up on the paddleboard?
No, in fact it is pretty easy to stand up and paddle along once you get use to it. Certainly, you should be able to stand up within the first 10 minutes of using the boards.
Do I have to be able to swim to Kayak ? Yes participate in any water sport activity have to be able to swim.
Maritime regulations require all paddlers to wear lifejackets at all times.
Can anyone do Kayaking / Paddle Boarding?
Yes, anyone can do it. The board has so much floatation in it, so the board is very stable when you stand on it.
Do you offer a a rescue service if we get in trouble during our hire?
Yes, we we have a rescue boat on standby to perform all rescues and to assist our clients. We know who is out on the water at any one time and we do random patrols of the bay to ensure that everyone is fine and having a good time. You board and you can be picked up and you can enjoy a safe ride back to shore!
Do you offer discounts for large groups or a corporate booking? Yes, call the office.
When is the best time to paddleboard?
It is best to do paddleboarding in the mornings (before 12.00pm), when generally there are low winds and low chop on the water and the sea is calm. The wind will usually pick up in the afternoon and conditions can be quite challenging unless you are experienced.
Do you take bookings or reservations for paddleboard hire?
Only midweek. We do not take bookings for paddleboards on weekends. It is first in, first served. 90% of the time when you arrive, we will have boards available. If all the boards are out when you come, the maximum wait time is around 15 minutes (even for large groups). We have a number of boards and you will definitely get on the water.